Force generation by cellular motors.

  title={Force generation by cellular motors.},
  author={F. Wanka and E J Van zoelen},
  journal={Cellular & molecular biology letters},
  volume={8 4},
Cell motility processes in non-muscle cells depend on the activity of motor proteins that bind to either microtubules or actin filaments. From presently available data it must be concluded that the driving force is generated by transient interaction of the respective motors with microtubules or actin filaments which then activates the binding and hydrolysis of ATP. This reaction results in an abrupt discharge of the motor molecule, the direction of which is determined by the spatial orientation… CONTINUE READING
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